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Antagonist in Mourning
: A villain mourns over a hero's death.
Straight: Evil Bob kills Steve, then goes to the funeral
Exaggerated: Bob, having finally killed his nemesis, Steve, is so grief-stricken due to his loss, that he decides to give up his life of evil, perhaps even turning good himself.
Steve is part of a group of heroes. After he's killed, Bob keeps making plans that have to be corrected for Steve no longer being there while trying to defeat the heroes.
Steve is injured non-lethally, but Bob is still concerned over his enemy's well-being.
Bob has focused his life around his nemesis, Steve, for so long, that he must seriously consider what to do with his life with Steve gone.
Steve was never meant to die. The fact that Bob did it was completely unintentional.
Steve died because someone else killed him, but Bob's upset because he swore vengeance & always wanted to be the one who killed him.
The reason Bob became a villain was for the challenge. Now that Steve is dead, its just too easy.
Subverted: For a moment, Bob gives a thousand yard stare, but otherwise appears unaffected by Steve's death.
Double Subverted: Later that night, we see Bob crying himself to sleep in his room.
Parodied: Bob had a Foe Yay crush on Steve and tearfully admits it to the rest of his party...much to his humiliation.
Zig Zagged: Bob goes to Steve's funeral, only to whip out a gun and shoot Steve's True Companions at the funeral. Then he bursts out in genuine tears for Steve.
Averted: Bob couldn't care less about that fool, Steve, who thought to oppose him.
Enforced: Let's show how nice a person Steve was by having Bob mourn for him.
Lampshaded:"You know, seeing as he was your arch-nemesis, Iím really surprised how cut up you are about this."
Invoked: Steve is killed by someone other than Bob specifically to upset or insult Bob.
Steve fakes his own death in order to render Bob hopelessly depressed and unable to carry out his plan.
Steve fakes his own death in a way that convinces Bob he's responsible, because he's hoping the trauma will cause Bob to rethink his life and change sides.
Steve dies for real, gambling that Bob can be redeemed into making a Heel-Face Turn and become a hero even more powerful than Steve was.
Defied: "Quick, Bob! Kill Steve!"
Discussed: Before killing Steve, Bob talks about how he may just be upset when Steve is dead. Musings about a thin line between love and hate may be said.
Conversed: "Ooh, the battle between Steve and Bob looks bad." "I hope Steve wins. Bob's a horrible wreck at funerals."
Deconstructed: Bob is a Punch Clock Villain who secretly respects Steve. However, he can't join Steve's side because the Big Bad is holding Bob's family hostage.
Reconstructed: Over time he grows to hate Steve, but maintains respect for him, and is upset when he is killed.
Played for Laughs: "Uhh...I'm Not Quite Dead" "OH THANK GOD!" * Glomp!* " I don't know what I would do without you!
Played for Drama: Bob can't adjust to Steve being dead to the point he either commits suicide or is eventually cut down by another evil rival.
Antagonist in Mourning